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Apprentices make reservation at Folio Hotels

Staff throughout the UK at high quality concept chain Folio Hotels are now booking in to new Apprenticeship and National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) delivered by Sheffield-based Employability and Skills Group (esg).

Folio operates across the UK providing guests with a consistently comfortable and memorable hotel experience. Qualifications are available in all departments and areas of Folio Hotels including Hospitality, Customer Service and Business Administration.

In addition, esg will be supporting Folio’s Learning and Development team in the delivery of the hotel’s award winning Chef and Reception Schools, providing staff with the best possible learning and career progression opportunities.

Martyn Ball, Learning and Development Manager, Folio Hotels, says: “Developing the skills of our existing staff is central to our future success. That’s why we’ve focused on Apprenticeships and NVQs as the core qualifications of our Chef and Reception Schools.

"We have partnered with esg because we believe they share our values and vision and have the resources and quality to deliver learning at a time and place to suit our businesses throughout the UK. Any of our staff can take part in bespoke, on-the-job learning. The scheme offers staff the opportunity to progress in their career, whilst improving business performance and increasing staff retention."

Adrian Holmes, Group Chief Executive Officer, esg, says: "Folio Hotels is a real feather in our cap. It’s a brand that is achieving great things with its fresh and innovative approach to business. We are delivering high quality staff learning development that will add value to Folio’s business and enhance its reputation for excellence in the way it welcomes its guests."

Folio Hotels is rolling out the new staff development programmes across its portfolio of over 35 three and four star hotels across the UK, with ambitions to develop the professional qualifications of over 500 staff. For further information visit

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